Travel Precautions When You Have Multiple Sclerosis

Lisa Emrich Health Guide October 28, 2008
  • You’re a multiple sclerosis “gimp” - - someone whose legs get heavy as cement blocks - someone whose legs are as slow and stiff as mollassas in winter- someone with a dangerous “toe pick” capable of tripping even the most respectable hockey player who puts on figure sk...

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  • Mandy Crest
    Health Guide
    Oct. 28, 2008

    I wasn't with you on your trip, but it sounded so familiar. Been there, experienced that.

     

    The beauty of this site, and our online storytelling, is that we get to see ourselves again and again through someone else's experiences. Then we get to tell our story and give a heads up to people who haven't quite gotten there yet.

     

    Ah... put your feet up...

    RHMLucky777

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    I wasn't with you on your trip, but it sounded so familiar. Been there, experienced that.

     

    The beauty of this site, and our online storytelling, is that we get to see ourselves again and again through someone else's experiences. Then we get to tell our story and give a heads up to people who haven't quite gotten there yet.

     

    Ah... put your feet up and have a cup of tea on me!

    • Lisa Emrich
      Health Guide
      Oct. 28, 2008

      That cup of spiced orange tea was lovely.  Thanks Mandy.

  • Anonymous
    Susan
    Nov. 28, 2008

    For longer distances, ask for wheelchair assistance to the baggage area or the street. Save your reserves for the fun stuff!

  • Anonymous
    Jen
    Oct. 28, 2008

    Lisa--

     

    Yeah, I've been out places where there is a huge expanse of space between points A and B and have wished for a cane.  I've got my grandma's old one and I now bring it in my car just in case (for the mall, Costco's, or down in Atlantic City.)  I was once caught without it this past summer and I wanted more than anything to just lie down...

    RHMLucky777

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    Lisa--

     

    Yeah, I've been out places where there is a huge expanse of space between points A and B and have wished for a cane.  I've got my grandma's old one and I now bring it in my car just in case (for the mall, Costco's, or down in Atlantic City.)  I was once caught without it this past summer and I wanted more than anything to just lie down on the casino floor and have them carry me out!  UGGHHH. 

     

    PS:  My mom bought me a beautiful cane (looks more like a walking stick with its flat top) down in Tennessee this year.  I think she, my dad, and I will be fighting over it soon!

     

    Jen

    • Lisa Emrich
      Health Guide
      Oct. 28, 2008

      Hey, if she bought the cane for you, then it's yours, right?  Wink

  • rwboughton
    Oct. 28, 2008

    Use a cane even if you're feeling good.

     

    Yup. I've found this to be true over and over by now.  Don't forget the cane.  You're not likely to be coming back as easily as you went out.

    • Lisa Emrich
      Health Guide
      Oct. 28, 2008

      Yesiree!!  This is something I actually failed to do and the next day - wow - I was so unbelievably stiff and spastic.  It took FOREVER to get moving and the cane wasn't really even an option at that point.

       

      The cane is our friend.  The cane is our friend.  The cane is our friend.